1000th Kill Will Put N.C. State’s Kearney, Team in Elite Company

  0 Wendy Mayer | October 27th, 2017 | ACC, Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, News

N.C. State senior middle blocker Kaitlyn Kearney is just six kills away from joining the 1,000 kill club. The milestone kill will not only make the senior middle blocker the 108th active member of the group in Division I, but it also puts her in another elite group.

Kearney and the Wolfpack face Miami (Fla.) at 7 p.m. ET tonight (Friday, Oct. 27).

Kearney will become the fourth player nationally to achieve the 1,000 kill/500 block combo. North Dakota’s Faith Dooley, Florida’s Rhamat Alhassan and Penn State’s Haleigh Washington are the other members. Kearney already made school history, snapping the Wolfpack’s career blocks record with her 501st block, which came Oct. 19 vs. North Carolina.

Kearney also will make N.C. State part of another elite pairing, joining Penn State as the lone schools nationally to boast three current members of the 1,000 kill club, joining Julia Brown (1,176; Sept. 10) and Bree Bailey (1,119; Sept. 15).

The Nittany Lions completed their trio of 1,000 kill efforts when Washington registered her milestone putaway on Oct. 21. Along with Washington, senior outside hitters Ali Frantti (1,160; Aug. 26) and Simone Lee (1,074; Oct. 6) have notched 1,000 putdowns.

1000 Kill/500 Block Club

Name School  Kills Blocks
Faith Dooley North Dakota 1,332 623
Rhamat Alhassan Florida 1,145 582
Hailey Washington Penn State 1,009 502

Potential Members

Name School  Kills Blocks
Kaitlyn Kearney N.C. State 994 504
Amber Erhahon Dayton 1,027 495
Alyssa Garvelink Michigan State 938 499
Abbie Lehman Wichita State 1,218 469
Merete Lutz Stanford 1,078 450
Sam Fry Notre Dame 1,012 449

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About Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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